26 sash windows repaired by ventrolla for Girls Day School Trust

Key features: Commercial, Sash Windows, Education, Renovation, Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), Victorian.

Ventrolla has completed its second sash window renovation project for the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST).

After a successful scheme at Sheffield High School last year, the company was instructed to renovate 26 windows at the GDST’s historic Central Newcastle High School.

Work was carried out in two phases, starting with repairs while the school was still operating and then two weeks of activity during the holidays.

Defective timbers were replaced and matched closely to the building’s original materials and Ventrolla installed its unique Perimeter Sealing System to improve energy efficiency, eliminate rattles and reduce external noise penetration. Stephen Greenhalgh, Building Surveyor for the Girls’ Day School Trust, said:

We continue to be impressed with the high standard of workmanship from Ventrolla and the efficiency gains achieved through having properly sealed windows.” 

“Our renovated windows not only look smart but they are easy to operate and prevent unnecessary heat loss, which will help reduce the school’s overall energy costs.”

Central Newcastle High School was founded in 1895. It is situated on three sites boasting a range of buildings with many original features and impressive facilities.

The school has enjoyed over a century of academic excellence and provides continuity of education for girls aged between three and 18 years old. It is part of the GDST which educates over 20,000 girls at 26 schools throughout England and Wales.

With over 30 years experience, Ventrolla offers a tailored range of period window solutions.  Their unique service includes draught-proofing with the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) and fitting replacement double-glazed sashes that incorporate the patented Sash Removal System (SRS) for easy painting and future maintenance.

They also offer complete new timber windows, secondary glazing solutions and a wide range of window hardware. The company has its head office in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and regional offices located throughout the UK and Ireland.

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